AJA packages power into tiny spaces

Plenty on show at IBC from AJA Video, which continues its quest to do more in less space. “Rack space is a huge issue,” says the company’s Bryce Button. “In a bad economy everything costs, from gas upwards, and saving that space allows you to add more frontline equipment.”
The company’s UDC, a broadcast quality Up/Down/Cross-Conversion Mini-Converter which can convert between SD, HD and 3G video formats and fits in the palm of your hand is a case in point

I/Os include SD/HD, 3G SDI input and output, HDMI output and two-channel RCA style audio output. The UDC also supports eight-channel embedded audio and can be configured through built-in dipswitches or via AJA’s MiniConfig software via the the unit’s USB connection.

“We’ve managed to package a ton of power into the UDC, a tiny little Mini-Converter that isn’t much bigger than a deck of cards,” says Nick Rashby, President, AJA Video Systems.

The company’s also added DNxHD support to its highly regarded Ki Pro Mini video recorder, reflecting Avid’s resurgence in the marketplace

“One of the most frequent requests we get from the field is for support of DNxHD in our Ki Pro family of products,” says Rashby. “Avid’s commitment to professional editors has been unwavering for over twenty years, and we’re very excited to bring Ki Pro Mini with DNxHD support as a free upgrade for all Ki Pro Mini owners.”

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